Physical and Applied Science, M.S.
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Online learning at Marshall University offers all-online undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs.

Marshall University offers the Master of Science (MS) in Physical and Applied Science with these two degrees:

Master of Science (MS) in Physics (GS 80) offered by the Department of Physics

The MS in Physical and Applied Science degree (GS 60) is offered by the Department of Physics in cooperation with the Departments of Chemistry, Geology, Computer and Information Technology, and Mathematics

For the Physical and Applied Science master’s degree, graduate students choose one area of emphasis from the following:

  • Chemistry
  • Geobiophysical Modeling
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics for Teachers

The area of emphasis in Geobiophysical Modeling is interdisciplinary, with core courses in Remote Sensing and GIS Modeling. Students may then choose from areas of concentration in Aquatic, Terrestrial or Biophysical Systems and Models.


Career Outlook

Recent data shows almost all Marshall master’s degree students in Physical and Applied Science are hired directly into the workforce after graduation with salaries that exceed the national average.

Here are some west virginia employers who hire graduates from this field:

  • Google
  • Ideal Innovations
  • Keylogic Systems
  • First Energy/ Monongahela Power Co.
  • Toshiba
  • United States Department of Justice
  • WesBanco INC
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